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ROBERT ANDERSON OF "BARRAGUNDA", CAPE SCHANCK, VIC, AUST., HIS TWO MARRIAGES AND MOST OF HIS CHILDREN.

THE MANY LINKS GIVEN WILL HAVE TO BE COPIED AND PASTED INTO YOUR SEARCH BAR.

The Cape Schanck run was cut in three;
The western part being called Burrabong
After the creek in Fingal flowing south
Into Bushrangers Bay, just west of Main Creek's mouth.
Robert Anderson had managed the run for Barker
Where the waves broke with a noise like thunder
On the cliffs along the cape.
Such humble employment he's soon escape
And build Barragunda
Overlooking Bass Strait water,
Having married his new boss's daughter.
MORE MAGIC FROM PENINSULA ESSENCE!
http://peninsulaessence.com.au/barragunda-and-cape-schanck/

A BIT OF ANDERSON GENEALOGY.
I remember an article about a son of Robert Anderson enlisting straight from Geelong Grammar /College but I can't find it.
Godfrey, son of Robert and Edith Mary, nee Howitt was born on 24-1-1869 at 198 Collins street east* but the birth was obviously registered at South Melbourne.
*https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/5819211
His full name was Godfrey Howitt Anderson and he married Margaret Maude Howitt (youngest daughter of Alfred W.
Howitt, Heanor, East Malvern) on 15-11-1898 but died aged only 33 on 18-5-1902 at "Eastwood", Bairnsdale.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/9086373
(Edith, their first daughter was born in 1867, Dromana given as the place of birth. On 20-3-1897 she married Stephen P. Thompson , lawyer of Beechworth).
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/14111230
Robert Gray Anderson, the second son was born at Caulfield in 1873. He was married to Edith Margaret Tuthill on 4-5-1904. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10320157
Another son was born at Domain Rd, Sth Yarra on 21-1-1875 according to a birth notice but no name was provided.
Ethel Rose, their third daughter, was born in 1877 and on 3-3-1906 married William Egerton Bailey who'd grown up in Ballarat. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/139184998
Frank Young Anderson was born in 1878. SEE END.

ROBERT ANDERSON'S SECOND MARRIAGE.
Marriages.
ANDERSON—KING.—On the 12th inst., by the Rev. Mr.
Murdock, West Melbourne, Robert Anderson, of
Barragunda, Cape Schanck, to Isabel Newton King,
daughter of Henry Newton King, Loma Loma,
Fiji. (P.1, Argus, 26-3-1887.)
A "Robert Anderson, Cape Schanck" trove search had failed to find his death notice in 1923 because Cape was digitised as {ape (now corrected), but the death notice of a daughter of the second marriage was found.
ANDERSON.—On the 19th September at Toorak Court, Robert Anderson, late of Barragunda, Cape Schanck, aged 88. (Private interment at Flinders.)
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1992939
OXLADE.—On the 16th March, Isobel Newton, the dearly loved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson, late of Cape Schanck.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/1883660
She was born in 1890, the birth (reg. no. 18065 / 1890) being registered at Tootgarook (Rye). Her first given name was recorded as Isabel, the same as her mother's, but as Isobel on her marriage record.
ANDERSON Isobel Newton, Marriage, OXLADE, Benj Harry
1914, 11027/1914

A PRETTY WEDDING.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/143291503
The wedding report mentions the bride's brother and sister (Mrs W.E.Bailey) but they were probably children of the first marriage, Frank certainly was. The sister was Ethel Rose, born 1877 as above.

Frank Young Anderson was born in 1878.
ANDERSON Frank Young, Birth
mother: Edith Mary nee HOWET(Howitt)
father: Robert
place of birth registration):TO OT(Rye)
1878, 19641/1878

FLINDERS, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, WAS NEVER CALLED MENDI-MOKE.

This journal is written out of respect to the original inhabitants of the area, the Boon Wurrung, and those such as Carolyn Briggs and Auntie Faye who are striving to reconstruct the Boon Wurrung language.

Today I was looking online for a parish of Flinders map and as happened several years ago did not find one, (the reason I had to go to the P.R.O.V. to obtain my paper map.) Instead I found several business websites and articles about Flinders, claiming that Flinders was originally called MENDI-MOKE. I turned to Wikipedia as they demand citations for information provided. The article contained the same claim (almost certainly the source for every other one) but no source was named. I tried a Trove search for mendi-moke and found not one result in any category.

There are plenty of creeks near Flinders, as shown by my paper map, but the only one whose name gives any credence to mendi-moke (or a variation) is Manton's Creek which discharges at Melway 262 G 2, about a mile north of Flinders Township, its western tributaries being named by Melway as Cotton Tree and Musk Creeks. On my paper map the tributaries are unnamed and the creek originating at the top of Melway190 E10 and named Mantons Creek south of Shands Rd (255F1) is named Mantons or MERRIMENDIEWOKEWOKE Creek.

All the painstaking work that people such as Auntie Faye and Carolyne are doing to revive the Boon Wurrung language will be for nought if two versions of the language are allowed to develop and nonsense such as YAWA= SWIM and FLINDERS WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED MENDI-MOKE become accepted as fact.

It is possible that the Flinders area was described by the Boon Wurrung as MERRIMENDIEWOKEWOKE. It will be wonderful if we eventually find its meaning.

ERIC RUNDLE OF BULLA AND ERIC RUNDLE OF BALNARRING IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

PASTE LINKS INTO YOUR SEARCH BAR TO ACCESS ARTICLES.

HOW ERIC RUNDLE PREVENTED MY RETIREMENT.
Something strange had happened to TROVE, the main source for my research. I could only read articles one line at a time, needing to scroll down to the next line each time, and I could not correct the digitisation (about Langwarrin, John Cain's death in 1920 etc.) Such frustration had brought me to the conclusion that I was wasting my time. However, Eric Rundle (of Bulla and Balnarring) had been a loose end since I wrote my SHIRE OF FLINDERS journal, and I decided to have one last try before giving up my quest of 32 years to acknowledge our pioneers. It was not until I found a photo, with caption, of Eric Rundle (of "Glenara", Bulla) and Keith Campbell of "Willowbank" (north of Kenny St, Westmeadows, now the Alanbrae Estate), and could not view the photo and caption at the same time that I noticed that my mischievous cursor (completely without my permission) had changed the zoom in my search bar to 170%!

ERIC RUNDLE OF "GLENARA" BULLA.
RUNDLE Herbt Eric, Birth
mother: Helena Jeans nee ANDERSON, father: Herbt Booth
place of birth:BRUNSWICK, 1916, 27239/1916

RUNDLE, Herbert Eric, Death
mother: Helena Jeana nee ANDERSON
father: RUNDLE Herbert Booth
places of birth and death: Melbourne, Parkville
66, 1983, 20825/1983

No Victorian BDM marriage record has been found.

Eric Raymond Rundle apparently came to Victoria from New South Wales and died interstate, as there is no Victorian BDM record of his birth, marriage or death. This Eric was living in Melbourne's eastern suburbs by 1936 when Herbert Eric Rundle made his name as a cyclist, winning the Colac road race while a resident of Essendon. Herb became a lawyer and later devised a constitution for the peak Australian cycling body at about the same time that Eric Raymond Rundle was settling at Balnarring and becoming a member of the Country Party for which he unsuccessfully contested the seat of Mornington.

It was in D.F.Cameron-Kennedy's THE OAKLAND HUNT, written in 1988 (the year I became a local historian) to celebrate the club's centenary, that I discovered that Eric (Herbert Eric) had become the Master but passed away before the history was written. (I visited his widow at Glenara as part of my research.)

Some Documentation of the above.

EXTRACT FROM MY SHIRE OF FLINDERS JOURNAL. (26-10-2012.)
RUNDLE Eric Raymond 1946-54.
POSTSCRIPT 9-4-2020. Eric Raymond Rundle was not the owner of Glenara, although it seemed possible when I wrote the journal, because the Rundle family would not have occupied Glenara until after the majority of the property had been purchased for the jetport circa 1960 and as indicated by the acquisitions map (which should now be in the Hume Global Learning Centre library at Broadmeadows), not from the Rundles. If I remember correctly, A.Lord* had owned Glenara at that time.
POSTSCRIPT,16-11-2020. My memory was correct. See the first item in this article.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/23204201


However if I had not theorised that Cr. Rundle had moved to Tullamarine, I would not now be adding this Postscript. Therefore I will not delete the speculation because theories are necessary to get anywhere in an investigation.

The owner of Glenara was Herbert Eric Rundle (not Rundie as in this obituary,found miraculously in a Google search for Eric Rundle, Glenara, despite the spelling mistake.


Herbert Eric Rundie
The Friends of the La Trobe Library note with great regret the death on 16 June, 1983, of Herbert Eric Rundie, who had served continuously as their honorary solicitor since the Friends' formation in 1966. He had drawn up the original constitution of the Friends and from time to time provided advice on its revision. He also generously and promptly helped the Committee in all of its legal problems. Eric Rundie was also the Honorary Legal Officer of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria and had served on its Council since 1962. One of his particular interests was the preservation of legal records.
Mr. Rundie was the owner of “Glenara” estate at Bulla, a district which owes much to his historical researches. But besides his professional and scholarly interests, he was a dashing and successful horseman. In the equestrian field his many offices included the Vice-Presidency of the Equestrian Federation of Australia and the Mastership of the Oak-lands Hunt Club. It was while leading the field that he suffered the injuries which led to his death.
The Friends extend their sympathy to Mr. Rundle's family and records with gratitude his many years of service.
THE LATROBE JOURNAL, No 32 December 1983

Eric Rundle owned "Glenara" of about 1030 acres at Melway 177 C-H 10-12 roughly. He was the Master of Hounds of the Oakland Hunt and died as a result of falling from a horse. His widow retained the property for about half a century after his death. See THE OAKLANDS HUNT by D.F.Cameron-Kennedy.

HUNTING.Oaklands Hounds.Among those riding were J Attwood, K Campbell, J Gallagher,D.Ryan,F Chapman M Macrae, L. Dowling, H.H.Daniel jun., G. Hutt, and Master E. Rundle. (P.12, Argus, 14-7-1932.) The Attwoods owned Dundonald at Melway 5 H1 but sold the southern 200 acres for the remount which is now Victoria Police property.Keith Campbell owned Willowbank, Melway 6 A5, which became the Alanbrae Estate on which I managed to get streets named after pioneers:Lavars, McKay, Chadwick, Johnson, Corrigan, Mitchell, Gilmore and a farm, "Chandos" between Bamford Ave and the creek. McRae would have been a descendant of Farquhar who organised the first run in 1888 and was probably in St Albans. The Daniel family of Narbonne (177 K4)was heavily involved in the hunt for ages and two of the men became Bulla Shire Secretaries. Gil Hutt also died prematurely as the result of a riding accident.

RUNDLE.-On tho 24th April 1934 at Jessie Mcpherson Community Hospital to Mr and Mrs Eric R Rundle-a daughter.

(P.1, Argus, 26-9-1934.) There is no proof yet of a link between the Eric of Glenara and Eric Raymond of Milton Park but for a long time there was no proof that Percy Hurren, storekeeper and postmaster at Moorooduc in 1950 was the farmer on Dalkeith at Tullamarine who attended his first Tullamarine Progress Association meeting in 1951.

MUTTON AND LAMB SUPPLIES ADEQUATE. LAMBS-THIS SEASON : E R Rundle Merricks 19/ (P.2, Argus, 20-8-1941.)
Hector Waldron's parents came to Balnarring in 1925 and bought "Milton Park" on the corner of Warawee Rd and Stanleys Rd.Many years later, Hector's father sold most of Milton Park to Mr Dane who grazed stud sheep on it and still later he sold the rest, containing the house and outbuildings, to Mr Eric* Rundle.
(BALNARRING BYWAYS AND MEMORIES, VOLUME 2, P.40.)
*Eric Raymond

MORNINGTON
LEGGATT, William Watt, Herbert st. Mornington, barrister (Lib).
MASLEN, Bertram James. Somerville,orchardist (Lab).
RUNDLE, Eric Raymond, Balnarring,farmer (CP).
Mr Kirton (CP) did not seek re-election.
(P.7, Argus, 25-10-1947, 148 STATE ELECTION CANDIDATES.)

HERBERT ERIC RUNDLE.
Photos of Eric, Keith Campbell and Harry Daniel(1st), and Keith and Eric (2nd), at "Sherwood", (Melway 178 C6) in 1954.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245562989
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/245564925

N.B. As mentioned in my journal, both Eric and Gill Hutt died after falls from horses. The land near Tullamarine becomes rock-hard in the summer when falls, inevitable in hunting, would most likely result in death so other forms of recreation were enjoyed in the hotter months. Melbourne City councillor, Edward Campbell, bought Pier Cottage (c/a's 11 and 12, Rosebud, now occupied by the Banksia Point cafe/ apartment complex) and his family spent the summers there. The cottage was destroyed by fire* and replaced by the double storey dwelling which was demolished to make room for the complex.
*- https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/248561777
The family spent much time fishing in the Peatey boat and there is a photo of Edward, young Keith etc. in the late Rosalind Peatey's PINE TREES AND BOX THORNS. Edward's daughter, Nancy, taught many children to swim near the Rosebud Jetty.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/242894173

CARLTON COLLEGE.
http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/.../nattrust_result.../65531
Eric was born at Brunswick and was fortunate that Alexander Sutherland had founded Carlton College not far away. Sutherland had been the owner of Heronswood at Dromana in between Professor Hearn and Judge Higgins. He suggested Piawola as the name for the mansion that Nelson Rudduck built just east of the Dromana Methodist Church. His VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS:PAST AND PRESENT (1888) provides details about many of Victoria's pioneers. In 1904, the prize for Bookkeeping, Writing, and Dictation was won by Eric Rundle.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/10356949
HERBERT ERIC RUNDLE WAS PROBABLY THE FIRST RUNDLE ON THE PENINSULA.
The HEALING was a popular brand of bicycle and sponsored the Healing Peninsula tour. The amended route for the race in 1935 may have been the course over which Eric raced in 1937.
The complete route will now be from Oakleigh to Dandenong. Frankston, Mornington, Somerville, Cranbourne, Tooradin,
Koo-wee-rup. Pakenham and returning on the Prince's Highway to the starting point.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/181691472
Eric's fall near the end of the Healing tour in 1937 was by no meaning his last (which was from a hunter) or his first. It probably occurred between Dandenong and Oakleigh.
A few miles from the finish, Eric Rundle, who won the Colac to Melbourne race last year, was involved in a nasty smash. After being treated for abrasions to face and arms he was allowed to go home. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/180841637

AN EARLIER ACCIDENT.
Colac Race Winner Hit By Car
Eric Rundle, 19-year-old law clerk, who won the 92-mile Colac-Melbourne on Saturday, was knocked from his bicycle by a motor-car today while he was riding to work. He was not seriously hurt.
Rundle was riding near the Haymarket* with Eddie Waterford (holder of the Adelaide- Melbourne cycling record) at the time of the collision. He sustained only minor abrasions, and although his machine was slightly damaged he was able to ride on to his office.
(P.1, The Herald, 26-10-1936.)

* The haymarket, replaced by the Dental Hospital, was bounded by Flemington Rd, Royal Pde and Grattan St (Melway 2B, B8.) It was a miracle to get around the roundabout without a major scare in the 1960's and the problem has only intensified.
'Roundabout of death' gets $100,000 to plan a safety upgrade
http://www.theage.com.au/.../roundabout-of-death-gets... …

CYCLING BODY'S CONSTITUTION.
One Win For Victoria
In the Australian road championships in Tasmania on Saturday, Webb won the senior title and Freeney the junior, but the greatest winner there was Victorian barrister Eric Rundle, who successfully presented to the ACAA a redrafted constitution.
Some delegates to this committee meeting were openly hostile at the projected constitution amendments and it looked as though Rundle wouldn't be permitted to table his draft.
However, after the initial tension. Rundle got his way, read the re-drafted constitution and eventually had all State delegates satisfied that, in this particular case, Victoria wasn't trying to "cook up" something to suit itself. Rundle's quiet, unassuming manner and obvious sincerity won the day. He was a good bike rider too, as he won the Colac in 1936. (P.16, Sporting Globe, 30-8-1950.)

HERBERT ERIC RUNDLE HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN BODY.
The Equestrian Federation of Australia is delighted that, during the recent FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale) General Assembly in Tokyo, Michael Trenerry was appointed to the FEI's Finance Committee.
Mr Treneijy a past president of the EFA and currently its treasurer, is the first person to hold an FEI office since the late Eric Rundle was the Group VIII representative on the FEI Bureau.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/122355456


MORE ABOUT ERIC RAYMOND RUNDLE OF BALNARRING.
He was obviously in Balnarring before 1946 when he was elected as a Flinders Shire councillor. In 1933 and 1934, his wife had given birth to two children in Melbourne's eastern suburbs but there are no Victorian BDM birth records to ascertain his wife's name.

By 1947, Cr Kirton, a Mornington Shire councillor and the sitting member for Mornington had decided to retire from parliament. He did everything in his power to help Eric to become his successor.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/73599014

Cr Kirton* had been elected as a United Australia Party candidate in 1932 but retained the seat despite his defection to the Country Party in 1939. This was probably because of his personal popularity which became obvious to me a few years ago when I was helping the author of the Mornington Bowls Club centenary history with research. Eric would have been unknown to most of the electorate and another factor that may have contributed to his lack of success may have been the reduced proportion of electors making their living off the land.

*- Alfred James Kirton (14 April 1877 – 20 April 1960) was an Australian politician.
He was born in Ballarat to bookmaker Emanuel Kirton and Jane Milburn. He left school at the age of twelve to work for a draper, and from the age of fifteen worked in a Melbourne warehouse. Around 1901 he married Edith Augusta Pope, with whom he had two daughters; he would remarry in 1911, to Alice Emily Rouvray, with whom he had a further three children. He ran a bakery in Brunswick from 1913 until 1921, when he retired to Mornington. He served on Mornington Shire Council from 1926 to 1952 and was twice president (1927–28, 1947–48). In 1932 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the United Australia Party member for Mornington. He defected to the Country Party in 1939, and served until his retirement in 1947. His brother Joseph also served in the Assembly. Kirton died in Mornington in 1960.[1]
(Wikipedia.)

William Leggatt, who convincingly defeated Eric, had moved to Mornington in 1926 and was a hero of both world wars. Eric had no hope! http://adb.anu.edu.au/.../leggatt-sir-william-watt-bill...

GENEALOGICAL DETAILS FOR ERIC RAYMOND RUNDLE.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133246682
This information from the above* indicates that (despite no death notice for Eric Raymond being found) the bride and groom who married in 1889** were the parents of Eric Raymond Rundle who was born in Waverley, Sydney (where the bride was a resident. It is also likely that Eric Rundle, in the 1915 photo**** of those attending a tennis day at Government House, Darwin, in 1915 to raise funds for Red Cross was Eric Raymond who would have been about 25 years old at the time. Sydney H. Rundle, a pioneer of Beechworth, was his paternal grandfather, father of Henry(the bridegroom in 1889)and brother of Charles Rundle***, chemist of Wangaratta, or maybe his son (who has appeared previously in my research, possibly in connection with the Dromana area and so long ago that I had forgotten about it.)
* Eric Raymond Rundle
Birth 1890
Waverley, Waverley Council, New South Wales, Australia
Death 1995 (aged 104–105)
Victoria, Australia
Burial
Beechworth Cemetery
Beechworth, Indigo Shire, Victoria, Australia
Memorial ID 133246682 · View Source

** MARRIAGE.
RUNDLE—STEVENS.—On October 10th,at St. Mary's, Waverley, by the Rev.Robert McKeown, Henry Alfred George Rundle, of Port Darwin, to Mary Edney Stevens, of Waverley,Sydney. No cards.
(P.2, The North Australian and Northern Territory Gazette, 1-11-1889.)

*** CHARLES A.RUNDLE,CHEMIST, WANGARATTA
EXTRACTS. brother of Mr. Sydney H: Rundle, of Beechworth.
Mr. Charles Alfred Bundle was a son of the late Henry Bundle, collector of Inland Revenue,Waterford, Ireland. He was born at Kilkenny, Ireland, in the year 1836, and was educated at Totterness for the position of chemist, and came out to this colony in 1857. He remained a few months in Melbourne, afterwards taking a position as assistant to Mr. W. Witt,chemist, of Beechworth.

(His wife and his son Arthur were also qualified chemists.

**** ON THE TENNIS COURT AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE, DARWIN.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/138701732

JOHN CAMPBELL BUILT THE FIRST PIER AT RYE, VICTORIA IN 1867, NOT 1860.

I have just spent four hours trying to find the announcement of the tender being awarded because I had been looking in 1867. If published history,whether family or local, contains an error which can be demonstrated, it degrades the value of every other piece of information within, unless the rotten fruit is removed from the basket.
5-12-1866,GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
EXTRACTS:
Contracts Accepted-
John Campbell, constructing jetty at Rye, L5.'0 ; (560?) pounds.
P.4, The Herald, 5-12-1866.)

WILLIAM HENRY PATTERSON, AGED 37, A NATIVE OF ENGLAND RESIDING AT MORNINGTON IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, DIED IN 1895.

MORNINGTON.
FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.
It is with the deepest regret that I have to chronicle the death of Mr. William Patterson, the late manager for five years of the Mornington Gasworks. The sad event took place at the Homaepathic Hospital, Melbourne, on Saturday morning last, 11th May, after an extremely critical operation for tumor on the brain, which was performed on Friday afternoon at 4 oclock.
The deceased who never rallied was unconscious to the last, and died at 7 o'clock on Saturday morning. The sad intelligence was made known here shortly after, and an expression of sympathy and regret was heard on all sides. The deceased, who was 37 years of age. had won the esteem and respect of all who knew him by his generous upright and genial disposition. The body was conveyed from Melbourne to Mornington by the 1.10 p.m. train, the cortege leaving the Mornington Railway Station at 3.30 for the Moorooduc Cemetery, and was largely attended by friends wishing to pay a last respect. As the body was being taken from the train to the hearse many beautiful and tastefully arranged floral tributes ,consisting of wreaths., ? and crosses were placed on the coffin, an eloquent and beautiful token of esteem and regret. The deceased was interred in the Church of England portion of the cemetery, the Rev.B. N. White conducting the service. Messrs. Apps and Co. had charge of the funeral arrangements in Melbourne and Messrs. Edwards Bros. in Mornington. The deceased had no relatives in Australia, and the sad news will be sent to his relatives in England.
(P.3, Mornington Standard, 16-5-1895.)
PATTERSON. — On the 11th May, at the Homoeopathic Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, after an operation, William Henry Patterson, late manager, Mornington Gasworks, aged 39 years.
(P.17, Weekly Times, 18-5-1895.)

VICTORIAN BDM.
PATTERSON Wm, Death' DETAILS RE PARENTS UNKNOWN
Melb S H Hosp, 37, 1895, 6480/1895

DR CAMM OF SORRENTO, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA (AND PERTH, HEATHCOTE, SYDNEY, BRUNWICK, LAUNCESTON ETC.)

PASTE LINKS INTO YOUR SEARCH BAR.

DR. THOMAS CARLYLE CAMM OF SORRENTO.

I'd seen Dr Camm mentioned often by those he'd treated when they were children but it was not until I was researching the Spanish Flu, that it seemed possible that he'd been one of Australia's most mobile doctors before settling at Sorrento. What makes it hard to be certain is that his first given name was rarely mentioned in reference to him, this being the only time in connection with Sorrento.

FATAL SNAKE BITE

Proper Serum Was Not Available

Early in January, when Harry Glendore Hewett, 26, Cotton Street, East Malvern, clerk, was admitted to Royal Melbourne Hospital suffering from the bite of a snake which he believed to be of the brown species, the only serum available was against tiger snake bite, according to evidence at an inquest today.

Hewett died at Royal Melbourne Hospital on January 6, and the Coroner (Mr Tingate) found that death was due to snakebite.

Evidence was given that Hewett was bitten on December 30 while on holiday at Portsea. He was treated by Dr Thomas Carlyle Camm, of Sorrento, and later taken to hospital.

Dr. Camm said in evidence that the wound was only superficial and was on the right instep.etc.

(P.4, The Herald, 12-2-1936.)

This is Dr Camm's death record.

CAMM Thomas Carlyle Leichardt, Death

mother: Annie Louise nee BROWN

father: CAMM Thomas Cornelius

places of birth and death:Berwick, Melbourne

83, 1963, 4461/1963

This is his mother's fascinating obituary. At the time of her death in 1915, Dr Camm was in Sydney.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/154174862

But apparently not in 1919 when he was fighting the Spanish Flu. I wondered if he was the Sorrento doc.

At the Brunswick Council on Monday night voluminous reports were received in regard to the Broadmeadows Hospital* from Dr. Camm, Medical Superintendent : from Matron Eastman: and from J. B. Rendle, secretary. The total number of patients was 558, of whom 356 were from Brunswick. There were 314 discharges and 44 deaths. 20 being of Brunswick patients.(P.3, The Brunswick and Coburg Leader, 11-7-1919.)

*Schools were converted into hospitals, but there were none large enough near Broadmeadows, so the Broadmeadows Army Camp was used.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/258240930

A DR.C.CAMM TIMELINE

1904. Dr Camm, apparently directed to do so by his superior sends away a mentally ill Chinese patient (standard practice today) and is dismissed. Patients strongly show the appreciation of his medical attention.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/25091128

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/38684408

1908 SYDNEY. MR, JAMES LUXFORD AND FAMILY, of Dunheved, St. Marys, desire to return their heartfelt thanks to kind friends for letters, telegrams, cards of condolence and wreaths, or in any way sympathised with them in their sad bereavement; and Mrs Nichols, of Llandilo, for her kindness and attention; and more especially to Dr C. Camm, who was in constant attendance during Mrs Luxford's illness, for kindness and close attention—he did all in his power, but when the Lord calls none on earth can save.(P.4, Nepean Times, 7-3-1908.)

1911-12. HEATHCOTE.

1915. In Sydney when his mother dies.

AUGUST 1919. HELP FOR TASMANIA.

By arrangement between the Governments of Tasmania and Victoria. Drs. C. Camm and Hislop send six nurses left by the liner Frankfurt for Tasmania on Thursday morning to supplement the staff engaged in the treatment of influenza cases. Six more nurses will leave by the Botomahana to-day.

1920 LAUNCESTON https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/51139533

1925. Appointed to honorary staff at Launceston Hospital.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/233541255

1927. At Sorrento and already heavily involved in the golf club.

1952. Last mention of Dr. or Carlyle Camm re surgery at cnr. Fourth Avenue, Rosebud in partnership with Dr Thompson.

LET'S END AT THE VERY BEGINNING, A VERY STRANGE PLACE TO END. (So I'd better find another ending and Florence Camm provided that!)

1884. Golden wedding of Dr Camm's paternal grandparents. His father was a teacher at Berwick.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/88190272

CAMM Thomas Carlyle Leichardt, Birth

mother: Ann Louisa nee BROWN, father:Thomas Corneli

BERW, 1879, 718/1879

Dr Camm might have married in Western Australia or New South Wales and his only son, John Carlyle "JOCK" Camm, (married in 1933 AND 1945) might have been born and died interstate as well.

MISS FLORENCE CAMM was also involved with golf at Sorrento and may have been a descendant of Robert, brother of Dr Camm, mentioned in the obituary of Dr. Camm's mother in 1915, at that time residing in Western Australia. She had a busy time in 1937, winning a handicap event at Sorrento, paying a visit to HER PARENTS (wonder why!) and being the sole bridesmaid at the wedding of her sister Louise at Hawthorn. Their father was Mr. R. H. J. Camm. (PHOTO.)

The article was in a South Australian paper because this Hawthorn is a suburb of Adelaide where Florence's father obviously lived.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/30778976

Golf and bridesmaiding weren't her only talents though.

She was also a talented illustrator. Princess Elizabeth was a fan. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/243321998

No wonder I couldn't find a marriage record for Florence in Victorian BDM.

Miss Florence Camm, third daughter of Mr. R. H. J. Camm. oi Palmer place, North Adelaide, whose marriage with Mr. Duncan Ensor. third son of Mr.and Mrs. Hugh Ensor, of Rakahuri.Rangiora. New Zealand, will be celebrated next month at St. Mary's Church. Christchurch (N.Z.)

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/44953075

Florence got around at least as much as the Doc. And the funny thing is that Florence and Louise, having married brothers, were not only sisters but sisters in law!

After a holiday in Victoria, where she stayed in Portsea, Melbourne and Heidelberg,Mrs. R. J. H. Camm has returned to Palmer place,North Adelaide.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/47399156

I wonder if Dr. Camm and R.J.H.Camm had married sisters!

ROMA GRIFFITHS' GILLIS, EWART AND GRIFFITHS ANCESTRY AT TRENTHAM, WARBURTON, ASPENDALE, TULLAMARINE ETC. (VIC, AUST.)

I am not writing this for Roma or her brother, because they probably already know most of the fascinating story. However the story will be of interest to descendants of the families named and former residents of the places named.

I administer a Facebook group related to the history of Tullamarine. Roma, already a member of the Tullamarine Primary School Past Students and Staff group asked to be admitted to my group. In her first post she stated that her family lived at Tullamarine for about thirty years and her father had served in W.W.1.

Her parents were Alfred and Marjorie (Peggy)Griffiths but a trove search for Griffiths, Tullamarine produced no results and my many Broadmeadows, Keilor and Bulla rates transcriptions had to be circular filed when I moved to Rosebud. Luckily some of these rate details had been recorded in my DICTIONARY HISTORY OF TULLAMARINE AND MILES AROUND (1989-1998) and TULLAMARINE BEFORE THE JETPORT* (1998).
* The file was sent to Roma and while she has contributed most of the story, there was something in my book that she lacked, a photo of the former Beech Tree Hotel.
We are so thrilled --- ---- having a Picture of our old Homestead! After we sold both homes & acres, never saw our Home/Hotel again! We could picture everything in our minds, but needed photo

Thank You so much, Appreciated xxx


In 1930, A.Gillis had been assessed on 27 acres in sections 6/7 of the parish of Tullamarine. In 1960, the same land had been acquired for the jetport from Griffiths, actually 26 acres, as shown by a c.1960 map showing acquisitions, supplied to me by the Federal Airports Corporation (or Department of Civil Aviation). This map was not circular-filed and should be at the Hume Global Learning Centre with much of my other material. The land had been purchased from John Pascoe Fawkner in 1851 by John Beech who built the Beech Tree Hotel almost opposite the current northern 20 metres of the Melrose Drive frontage of the Melrose Drive Reserve. Beech's original hotel was destroyed by fire but was soon replaced. The replacement operated until about 1913 when many hotels were being closed by the authorities. The closed hotel's billiard room served as a venue for farewells to the men heading off to W.W.1. It served as the homestead of Alfred Griffiths' land until he built another house next door and leased the former hotel on two and a half acres to Tomic and Barbakiw sometime before Keilor's 1956-7 assessment.

When Roma saw this information, she told me that A.Gillis was one of her ancestors and the Gillis family had been among the pioneers of Trentham. Aaaron Gillis was born at Blue Mountain which was the name given to the Diggings before the name Trentham was first used.



I'd confirmed that Roma's parents had been pioneers of Tullamarine but I couldn't identify Alfred's war record. With information supplied by Roma, I have now been able to do so.

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Roma Griffiths, has provided vital clues that now allow me to identify her father's W.W.1 service record. Alfred (living at Aspendale) had a son named Clem, a policeman, who was dating Marjorie Ewart's younger sister (one of the twins I have mentioned.) If I could find Clem's birth record, I might find the name of Alfred's first wife.
GRIFFITHS Clement Gordon, Birth
mother: Annie nee SHEPPARD, father: Alf
CARLTON, 1914, 29577/1914

I think the article* about Marjorie stated that Alfred died in 1960 but that was probably a guess. When I first tried to find Alfred's service record, I was not aware of his marital status, let alone the name of his wife (Clem's mother.)
Written in the Ballan Times in 2011 after Roma's mother celebrated her 100th birthday: scanned by Roma.

ALFRED'S SERVICE RECORD.
Alfred GRIFFITHS
Regimental number241 Place of birthHaverfordwest Wales ReligionChurch of England OccupationJockey Marital statusMarried Age at embarkation22 Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Emily Griffiths, 23 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria Enlistment date27 January 1915 Rank on enlistmentPrivate Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters and Machine Gun Section Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A34 Persic on 28 May 1915 Rank from Nominal RollPrivate Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919 Miscellaneous information from
cemetery recordsPlaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance Date of death17 November 1961

ALFRED'S FIRST WIFE DIED IN 1933.
GRIFFITHS.— On the 4th June, .at the Austin Hospital, Annie Emily, the dearly beloved wife of Alfred Griffiths, of Point Nepean-road, Aspendale, and loving mother of Clement G., aged 40 years. (P.1, The Age, 5-6-1933.)
ANNIE'S DEATH RECORD.
GRIFFITHS Annie Emily, Death
mother: Emily nee LOVELL, father: SHEPPARD George
place of death:HEIDELBERG, 40, 1933, 4437/1933

ALFRED AND HIS SON CLEM MARRY SISTERS!
EWART Marj Cath Marriage GRIFFITHS, Alfd 1936, 10298/1936

GRIFFITHS, Clement Gordon, Marriage
EWART, Nancy Lilian, 1937, 6661/1937

ALFRED DID DIE IN 1961 AS STATED IN THE SERVICE RECORD.
GRIFFITHS Alfred, Death
mother:Sarah nee CRABB, father: GRIFFITHS Richard place of death:FOOTSCRAY, 69, 1961, 23064/1961


ROMA'S CONTRIBUTIONS.
As only one image can be attached to a journal, I am unable to attach the photo of the former Beech Tree Hotel mentioned above and scans that Roma has provided of the 2011 article about her mum's story and the historical society article about the Ewarts. I may be able to find a link for the latter, but if not I will write a summary of the information they contain.

The Mooroobool News, August 9, 2011.
(An attempt to access the article online via news@ballannews.com failed. Two errors have been found, Marjorie's birth place and the year of Alfred's death and will be explained at the end of the article.)

VALE Marjorie Catherine Griffiths 29 April 1910-15 June 2011.
Marjorie (Peggy)Griffiths nee Ewart achieved a great many things in her life. She was born in Trentham* although (sic) was proud of her Irish ancestry which included the Ewarts of Yarra Glen and originally of the Ewarts' Belfast Linen Company in Ireland.

Peggy was married to Alfred Griffiths who was a First World War veteran. He was often ill and a great deal of labour on the couple's Tullamarine farm was done by Peggy. Life must have been tough for Peggy as the main bread winner, wife and mother. She operated a chicken farm which also had a range of other animals. It was located in Bulla Road, Tullamarine for 30** years.

Later the Jetport bought out the farm and the family moved to the Footscray area. Peggy bought an old mansion at 24 Pickett Street, Footscray around 1959.She also ran a milk bar in Buckingham Street, Footscray. Daughter Roma said the stables and outbuildings of their home were demolished and her mother sub-contracted the construction of four units. Alfred Griffiths passed away in 1960***, leaving Peggy to raised Roma and her brother Peter, now Dr. Peter Griffiths of Riddell's**** Creek. (Roma explained)"We were only children as my mother gave birth to my brother and me towards 40; she was too busy working," she said.

In about 1961, Peggy demolished the family home and the astute business-woman again sub-contracted construction, this time building home units on the site. These buildings are still standing.

One of Peggy's main contacts in this era was Graeme Rayner*****, (now Rayner Real Estate, Bacchus Marsh.) Another contact was Alan Mance of Alan Mance Holden who remembered Peggy well. Roma said that Peggy bought a new car each year from Alan Mance. "I know mum was remembered fondly by Alan, as you only went to Alan Mance for cars. About eight years ago, Alan was astounded that I was Mum's daughter and asked for her phone number. He rang her for Christmas. He also said it was people like Mum who got him started years ago, much to my amazement."

Roma said her mother had a block of land at Blackwood***** which she considered to be the gateway to the local area. Roma said that the land is beautiful and had a special place in my Mum's heart.

"Many people are amazed at the achievements Mum accomplished on her own," Roma said, and pointed out that in the era of her prime, it was uncommon for women to lead a wheeling and dealing life. Peggy returned home to live with daughter Roma after a short illness but passed away peacefully only two days later.

Too often 50% of the pioneers are ignored when history is written but not so in Elizabeth McMcMeekin's THOSE COURAGOUS HARDY WOMEN, about her pioneering female relatives near Sorrento and it is good to see Roma following Elizabeth's example! Peggy was both courageous and hardy.

* Marjorie was not born in Trentham. It needs to be explained why she was born at Warburton* and how she and Albert became acquainted.

EWART Marjorie Catherine Gillis, Birth
mother:EWART, Margaret Isabel nee GILLIS
father: EWART, James,
place of birth:Warburton
1910, reg. no.15481/1910

Marjorie had two younger sisters, twins, Betty and Nancy Lillian, born in 1916.
EWART.—On the ??th January, at Nurse Basser's private hospital, 45 Drummond street, Carlton, to Mr. and Mrs. Ewart, Warburton, twins (daughters). (P.11, Argus, 12-2-1916.)

It was Marjorie's mother who was born at Trentham.

EWART Margaret Isobel, Death
mother: Mary Catherine nee MCALPINE
father: GILLIS Aaron
place of birth:Trentham*, place of death:Footscray
75, 1963, 22081/1963

* But the birth record states BLUE MOUNTAIN!


Event:births
Registration number 860 / 1889
Family name:GILLIS, Given name(s) Margt Isabella
Place of event: BLUE MOUNTAIN, Australia
Personal detail
Mother's name Mary Kate
Mother's family name at birth MCALPINE
Father's Name: Aaron

Trentham | Victorian Places
https://www.victorianplaces.com.au/trentham
The diggings were also known as Blue Mountain.

** Aaron Gillis (father of Peggy's mother as shown by the above records) was occupying part of John Beech's 1851 purchase (See lot 11 on the attached map) in 1930 so the 30 year occupancy would probably have that as the starting point.

***The reporter was probably told "about" 1960. Alfred's death record can be seen in BOLD ITALICS immediately before Peggy's obituary. That would explain why Peggy had subdivided the old mansion's stables and outbuildings soon after buying the property but did not demolish the home until "about" 1961, probably soon after Albert's death.

**** Riddell's Creek is named after John Carre Riddell (from whom the creek and town's names came)who was granted sections 15 and 6 whose eastern boundary was Broadmeadows Rd (now Mickleham Rd.)As Bulla Rd was proclaimed after the parish of Tullamarine was surveyed small portions of Riddell's grants were cut off as was the north east corner of Fawkner's section 7, so the two swapped these cut-off corners so that all of Fawkner's estate was on the Keilor side of the road and Riddell's Camiestown Estate was on the Broadmeadows side. John Beech's purchase and Alfred and Peggy's farm were at the south west corner of Riddell's section 6.

***** Graeme Rayner was probably related to Jack Rayner and his wife Grace, of Blackwood, old identities of the town with a great interest in its history, about whom Margot Hitchcock, Blackwood's historian, could tell you plenty.

information from Lilydale Historical Society (Roma's scan.)
EWART.
John Ewart died in 1892. He was the son of William Ewart, founder of a famous linen manufacturing firm in Ireland. In 1837, he married Catherine Morrison in Belfast and in 1842 they arrived in Melbourne in 1842 with fellow passengers Lithgow and Blair. John explored some 40 miles up the Yarra where he built a home naming it Belfast Cottage. As more settlers arrived, he built a store, post office and the Home Hotel at today's Launching Place which was originally known as Ewart. Their son, David, the first to settle in the Don Valley, married Molly Landers.

Peggy's parents married in 1909.
EWART Jas Marriage GILLIS, Margt Isabel 1909 6501/1909
On the basis that most men were married in their mid to late 20's I searched for his birth record between 1870 and 1890, producing two results and this would most likely be it.

EWART James Birth, mother:Catherine nee MORISON, father: David
HEAL(ESVILLE), 1882, 3211/1882

As Don Road is at Healeville, I presume that the the father was the first settler in the Don Valley. I don't think that he married his mother! The above article states that he married Molly Landers so I think this would be the correct marriage record for the parents of Peggy's father.

Event: marriages Registration number 3484 / 1867 Family name:EWART Given name(s)David
Spouse's family name:LANDERS Spouse's given name(s)Annie

James may have died at the aged care home at Cheltenham (known as the Kingston Centre since the 1970's) in 1963. He might have become disabled by an injury or senile decay because Roma didn't remember him.

EWART James, Death, mother:Annie nee LAUNDER (LANDERS?), father:EWART David
born:Launching Place, died:Cheltenham, no spouse at death recorded, 82, 1963, 10414/1963
His spouse (from above). She may have been living with Peggy and Roma:
EWART Margaret Isobel, Death
mother: Mary Catherine nee MCALPINE
father: GILLIS Aaron
place of birth:Trentham*, place of death:Footscray
75, 1963, 22081/1963
No lollies for the Victorian BDM typists!

THE ESSENDON HOTEL.
The Essendon Hotel was directly over Mt Alexander Rd from the east end of Keilor Rd, in Melway 28F1, immediately south of the old water reserve, Woodlands Park. Its most famous licensee was the famous John Coleman. By the 1970's it was renamed De Marco's after great sponsors of the Doutta Stars Football Club at that time. Later it was renamed The Grand as shown in my 1999 edition of Melway.


Roma Griffiths. If you want a photo of the hotel as it looked in 1931, scan page 67 of THE STOPOVER THAT STAYED: A HISTORY OF ESSENDON by Grant Aldous. The original hotel had stood for 83 years until plans to rebuild the hotel were lodged in 1936, by the owner, Hancock.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11021596

The McGaurans of Traralgon had bought the hotel in early 1927 but were soon sprung for having the bar open out of hours.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/62608245
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3922560

In November 1928, application was made to transfer the licence from Kathleen McGauran to Margaret I. Ewart.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3970032

The hotel was obviously sold (by the McGaurans?*) to Hancock by or at the start of 1936 and at the end of January 1936, Mary Kate Gillis applied to transfer the licence to Albert Richard Hancock. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11876476

No record of a sale of the hotel by John McGauran has been found but by November 1929 he was back at Traralgon and applying to modernise its Grand Junction Hotel, so it is likely that Aaron Gillis had bought the hotel from the McGaurans at the end of 1928 and sold it to Hancock in 1936.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/244204775

APPLICATION for TRANSFER of LICENCE
I, Margaret Isabel Ewart the holder of a victualler's licence for the Essendon Hotel at Mt Alexander road, Essendon in the Essendon Licenslng District and I, Mary Kate Gillis, of the Essendon Hotel, Mt Alexander road Essendon, hereby give notice that we will APPLY to the Licensing Court of Melbourne on Monday the 21st
day of December 1931 for the TRANSFER of the LICENCE to the said Mary Kate Gillis.Dated the 10th day of December 1931
MARGARET ISABEL EWART
MARY KATE GILLIS (P.17, Argus, 12-12-1931, last column.)

We know that Margaret Ewart was the wife of James Ewart and the mother of Peggy Ewart. Margaret may have been in much the same position as Peggy, supporting herself by this time. Roma wouldn't believe me when I told her that James Ewart had died in 1963, the same year as Margaret, because she didn't even remember him. But soon afterwards, memories came flooding back and Roma wrote:
"Omg I'm starting to recall his passing! Family rushing to his bedside in Cheltenham 1963! Ancestry just asked me to sign in again! 😡😡 My mother never went near him*, as I previously said, lived most of her life with Aaron & Kate Gillis. Fancy me forgetting! Nan lived opposite us in Footscray, 17 Pickett street. We cared for her a lot. Lady of means, no pension, from Aaron Gillis xx
*THIS IS WHY!
SIX DECREES GRANTED.
Margaret Isabel Ewart, 41 years, of
Mount Alexander-road, Essendon, sought
divorce from James Ewart: 47 years of
Merriwagga (N.S.W.); laborer, on the
ground of desertion. The parties were
married on 12th August, 1909, at Colling-
wood, and there were five children. A
decree, nisi was granted, with costs .
(P.7, The Age, 17-7-1930.)


Where does Mary Kate Gillis fit into the picture? McAlpine is already in the surnames list. I believe this is her death record. Gordon is a decent training run north of Ballan and linked to Blackwood by a very old track shown in Melway 527 CD3.

GILLIS Mary Catherine Death
mother: Isabella nee GARNER, father: MCALPINE James
born:GORDON, died:COBURG, 84, 1954, 8212/1954

Mary Kate was the wife of Aaron Gillis!

GILLIS Aaron Marriage MCALPINE, Mary Kate 1888 5386/1888





To be continued gillis/ cusack, roma named after a clydesdale champion but it could have been WEDDING GLIDE, aaron's last residence & probable reason, launching place originally called ewart etc

SEE THE GRIFFITHS LAND PURCHASED FOR THE JETPORT ON THE ATTACHED IMAGE, LOT 11 OPPOSITE THE MELROSE DRIVE RESERVE. THE NORTHERN PART OF JOHN BEECH'S PURCHASE FROM J.P.FAWKNER IN 1851 IS LABELLED PART LOT 12 (SAM PARR'S "ELM GROVE".)


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IN 1900, MRS F.KAVANAGH OF FOOTSCRAY CLAIMED TO BE THE OLDEST LIVING COLONIST OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

Mrs F. Kavanagh writes: - In answer to paragraph, "J.M.C.." I landed in June,'40, by the Andromache. It was the first vessel that sailed direct from Plymouth to Port Phillip, as it was then called. I think I can claim to be the oldest colonist living, as I have written recollections of my life in the colony. If you desire further Information by calling at my address. 8 Leeds street. Footscray. I am now close on eighty years of age. (P.3, The Herald, 11-12-1900.)

If this claim about arriving in June 1840 was true, it would be worth boasting about in a family history but there were certain unknowns that made it difficult to find proof. Was F the first letter of her name or her husband's? I gambled that her name was Frances when I read the following.

W. F. Murphy - Lists - Trove
Pertains to William Francis Murphy, son of William Emmett Murphy and Frances (born Kavanagh, 1849, Victorian colony ), daughter of Plenty River publicans, Moses and Frances Kavanagh [born Brady].

Kavanagh's had arrived in the colony early.

They organised Boxing Day races at the Plenty River - a way of encouraging visitors to the business, had a blacksmithy and wheelwright in the backyard (road described by Howitt as a shocker) ran the first district P.O., (Immigration records say illiterate!) and were involved in the Anti- Transportation movement in Victoria.

The family moved to Oxford street Collingwood to the "Oxford Arms". Moses died young.

Moses' will makes a point of directing funds to the education of the children.


A son of Frances and Moses, Moses Joseph, claims to have been the jockey who rode "Tory Boy" to victory in the Melbourne Cup.

The grandmother Frances K [born Brady] was heavily involved in the fundraising for the Abbosford convent, and must have had a substantial role in raising her Murphy grandchildren when their mother, Frances, died with 3 under 6.

PROOF THAT THE LETTER WRITER WAS THE WIFE OF NOAH KAVANAGH.
From:
SAMUEL CAUSE - OOCITIES
https://www.oocities.org/vic1847/c/c13.html
Moses Cavanagh 25 hus, 4 f, Farm Servant Wexford RC neither, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
Frances Cavanagh 20 wife of Moses, 4 f, Dairymaid Wexford RC neither, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
Daniel Cavanagh 2 son of Moses, 4 f, Wexford RC, came Jun 1840 on the Andromache
Moses Cavanagh and Frances Brady, baptised Hugh 1841, Catherine died 1844, Moses 1846
Moses Kavenagh - Kavanagh Letters at Post Office Jan 1847

*Moses died in 1856 at Collingwood, aged 42, his place of birth being recorded as WEX and the name of his spouse given as BRADY, Frances Agnes. (The Victorian BDM index gives the details not shown below!)
Event:deaths
Registration number151 / 1856
Family name:KAVANAGH
Given name(s)Moses
Personal detail
Mother's name
Mother's family name at birth
Father's Name:, Daniel

The death notice DID NOT APPEAR AS A RESULT in a search for KAVANAGH 1856 but the Murphy researcher had found it.
On the 7th inst., at his residence, Oxford Arms, Oxford-street, Collingwood, Moses Kavenagh, aged forty-two years ; deeply regretted by a numerous circle of friends. (P.4, Argus, 8-3-1856.)

Frances applied for probate of the will on 20-3-1856

Mrs F.Kavanagh died in 1909.
KAVANAGH Frances, Death
mother:, Unknown UNKNOWN
father: , Brady
place of death:Melb W
spouse at death:
89, 1909, 13548/1909

KAVANAGH.—On the 16th October, at the residence of her son-in-law Mr. M. Bourke, 124 Roden-street, West Melbourne, Mrs. Frances Kavanagh, beloved mother of Mrs S. Bourke, Mrs. Mawson and J.Kavanagh*, aged 90 years. A colonist of 70 years.
Interred privately. May her soul rest in peace. (P.1, The Age, 19-10-1909.)

*J.Kavanagh would be Moses Joseph Kavanagh, the jockey referred to above: A son of Frances and Moses, Moses Joseph, claims to have been the jockey who rode "Tory Boy" to victory in the Melbourne Cup.

Frances had sought information about his whereabouts while running the Oxford Arms at Collingwood. It seems that he was 102 in about 1933, according to an article about the SMITH FAMILY, a charitable organisation supported by a women's group, the View Club, nowadays. He was in N.S.W. at the time and had been at the hospital for 23 years.
SMITH FAMILY'S WORK. DINNERS AND CONCERTS AT STATE HOSPITALS.

THE WEEK IN SYDNEY. One of the finest institutions in our city is that known as the "Smith Family Joyspreaders Unlimited," and
one of its functions is to spread cheer in a practical manner to inmates of hospitals and various other institutions, State-owned and otherwise. Recently a large party, consisting of 30 girls, visited the Lidcombe State Hospital, and all were introduced to the oldest in-mate, Moses Joseph Kavanagh, who claims to be 102, and who said he was born in Melbourne and was the first horse trainer to take racehorses to Tasmania*. He could not give the exact date of his first such venture, though he truly said he had been an inmate of the hospital for 23 years. (P.4, Advocate, Burnie, 18-1-1933.)

* to compete, not to start the breeding of thoroughbreds as might be assumed. James Purves, prominent in Turf circles in Victoria (along with the Yuilles etc.) had probably, with others, started breeding thoroughbreds in Van Diemen's Land before he became an overstraiter in about 1837.

WHEN IS THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY GOING TO PRODUCE A BIOGRAPHY OF SID PATTERSON, THE GREAT CYCLIST?

THE FOLLOWING MIGHT BE OF HELP!
Anyone writing a family history will have trouble finding much about Sid in Victorian BDM.

THE GREAT SID PATTERSON ROSE TO FAME AS A MEMBER OF THE KENSINGTON CYCLING CLUB.
CYCLING.
The Kensington Amateur Cycling Club will hold its annual meeting in the club room, Albermarle-street, Kensington. Mr. O.Perugia will preside at the meeting. (P.10, The Age, 25-4-1936.)

The amateur handicap went to S. Patterson,Kensington, who, coming through well on the inside, hit the front to take the race from L. Nettleton, with H. Evans third. (P.13, Sporting Globe, 15-12-1943.)


Board Track .
Three Titles to Patterson
Star of the night at the Victorian Amateur Cycling championship meeting- at the board track last night was S. Patterson (Kensington). He won three championships and broke his own amateur record of 12 4-5 sec. for the last furlong by 1.5sec. in the senior 1000 metres championship. etc. (P.10, The Age, 11-2-1948.)

£350,000 Olympic Park plan and an additional...
NEW TRACK ON THE WAY
Melbourne City Council is building a cycling track to Olympic specifications in Royal Park. Estimated cost of the track is £45,000.
Earth removal already has begun. City council parks and gardens official, Mr J.Owens, said yesterday the council was building the circuit independently of any Olympic considerations. "However, we are hopeful that it will be used for the Games."
Moves by Kensington amateur cycling club—Sid Patterson's old club—were responsible. ETC. (P.11, Sporting Globe, 17-9-1952.)

Sid Patterson's father dies
Sid Patterson's father,Phillip Patterson, died suddenly at his home in Moonee Ponds (Vic.) on ?day. He was 53. (P.11, Sporting Globe, 10-10-1951.)

PATTERSON. — On October 5 (suddenly), Philip Osier, of 46 Bent-street, Moonee Ponds,loved brother of Agnes, Stanley, William, David (deceased), Bessie(deceased), Millicent, John(deceased). Annie (deceased) and
James*. (P.2, The Age, 9-10-1951.)
* The brother at Cobram.

PATTERSON Philip Ostler, Birth
mother, Louisa Annie nee LASHBROOK, father: David
place of birth: NKAH (Numurkah?), 1898, 13297/1898


PATTERSON Philip Osler, Marriage, IVERS, Kathleen, 1922,8220/1922



PATTERSON Philip Osler, Death
mother: Louisa nee LASHBROOK, father: PATTERSON David
place of death: MOONEE PONDS, 53, 1951, 11830/1951

£50 MEMORIAL
BIKE TROPHY
The £50 Phil Patterson Memorial Trophy, in memory of Sid Patterson's
father, will go to the aces' derby winner at Cobram carnival in December.
Mr Patterson's brother lives at Cobram where, he says, young Sid first learned to ride a bike.(P.12, Sporting Globe, 31-10-1951.)

Marriage of Sid's aunt.
KIDD—PATTERSON—On the 27th June, by the Rev. David Lowe, David, youngest son of William Kidd, of Tocumwal, N.S.W., to Agnes Louisa, eldest daughter of David Patterson, Moonee Ponds.(P.2, Numurkah Leader, 31-8-1906.)

HEWITT AND ALICE MAY KELLS OF 23 McCONNELL ST, KENSINGTON, MELBOURNE, VIC., AUST.

MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR WAS ALICE MAY KELLS, A WIDOW.
I mentioned in a post about Russell Horsburgh that old Mrs Kells lived between my place (No.25) and Russell's (No.21). She'd been a widow for about eight years when we arrived.
KELLS. — On June 20, at 23 McConnell street. Kensington, Hewitt, dearly loved husband of Alice May Kells, loved father of Will, Catherine, Alice (deceased), Hannah (deceased). Alice, Hewitt (deceased*). Henry, Ellen, and Herman, aged 79 years. (P.2, Argus, 22-6-1945.)
KELLS Hewitt, Death
mother: Catherine nee POWER
father: KELLS Hewitt
place of birth: GEELONG
place of death: KENSINGTON
79, 1945, 5832/1945

Mrs Kells' house was demolished not long after our arrival, possibly soon after her death in 1956. No wonder that she was so friendly; she'd grown up in the country.
KELLS Alice May, Death
mother: Hannah nee FOSTER, father: KREECK Henry
place of birth:TUNGAMAH
place of death: PARKVILLE
83, 1956, 5223/1956
KELLS-On May 13, at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Alice May. of 23 McConnell street, Kensington, beloved wife of the late Hewitt Kells, and loving mother of William, Catherine, Hannah (deceased), Alice (deceased), Alice, Hewitt (deceased), Harry, Nellie, and Herman, and mother-in-law of Lily, Bill, Ossie, Ralph, and Iris, aged 83 years. -A patient sufferer at rest.
KELLS.-The Funeral of the late Mrs. ALICE MAY KELLS will leave her residence, 23 McConnell street, Kensington, TOMORROW (Tuesday), at 2 p.m., for the Fawkner Cemetery.( both on P.10, Argus, 14-5-1956.)

KELLS Hewitt, Marriage, KREECK, Alice May
1897, 1014/1897
There was no marriage notice.

*Hewitt Jnr's death.
Hewitt Kells, aged 22 years, builder's labourer, of Racecourse road, Newmarket, who fell 15ft from a wall at the Vacuum Oil Company's premises,Yarraville, on Monday morning. died in the Melbourne hospital yesterday from head and internal injuries. (P.24, Argus, 13-6-1928.)

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